Mississippi receiving federal highway money after floods

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi is receiving $18.6 million from the federal government to repair some highways damaged by flooding.

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the funding Tuesday. It is part of an $871.2 million emergency relief package to repair roads and bridges damaged by storms and floods in 39 states and some territories.

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Roads in at least eight of Mississippi’s 82 counties were damaged by flooding in December.

Roads in at least 32 counties were damaged by flooding that started in February.

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